- edited 01-18-2018 7:45 PM
I have a ATT/Yahoo email address. The inbound.att.net server is not responding. I have tried pinging it with 3rd party connection sites (is it down and web site down) neither can connect to it. Is it down says that it may be down for a week. Any one know what the problem might be.
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08-29-2018 1:09 PM
It is felt that the blame with certain AT&T server(s) that have problems; thus, the problem usually goes away after a while.
No one has figured out a way to induce AT&T to fix the discrepancy.
. . . . Pete
09-01-2018 4:47 AM
Why is the response to this issue always ignorance? I too have been using same mail client settings for years - I am now seeing this "could not connect to inbound.att.net" almost on a daily basis. The problem is mysteriously resolved a day later, then reappears a day after that. Is there an F5/load balancer issue here - as the issue is clearly intermittent - now more times broken than not.
09-01-2018 6:15 AM
09-01-2018 11:50 AM
I'm assuming at this point that they no longer want to support anything other than IMAP because the web portal never fails to work for me.
- edited 09-01-2018 1:35 PM
I'm not going through all 82 posts in this thread but this thread started before a change in using email client passwords was recommend. Specifically using a secure mail key in place of your account password in your email clients. Read this (which includes a link to how to create a secure mail key).
You can argue that you think the POP server(s) is (are) intermittently down so nothing on your end will work. But try the secure key anyhow. You have nothing to lose.
Note, I don't recall if I posted this recommendation in this thread or not.
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09-01-2018 2:49 PM
x, Perhaps you've forgotten, but the method of securing the password has been discussed a few times already.
That is not the problem. The problem is intermittent outage by AT&T.
. . . . . Pete
09-01-2018 2:51 PM
s, for most of us, the outages are intermittent. POP still works fine except during the AT&T outages.
. . . . Pete
09-03-2018 12:34 PM
What's so bloody aggravating is that my email client, Thunderbird, is set up with two identical accounts (except for name and password), one in my name and one in my wife's name. This stupid problem has been occurring on my account for two days now, although it did mysteriously begin working yesterday afternoon and is now giving the same message again today, "Sending of password for user *******@bellsouth.net did not succeed. Mail server inbound.att.net responded: Server error - Please try again later." and refusing to load down emails for my account. On her account there has been no problem. I sometimes get the idea that AT&T would rather I take my business elsewhere.
09-03-2018 4:54 PM
- edited 09-04-2018 12:31 PM
I was having the same issue this morning. I'm a long time Thunderbird user with a bellsouth.net address. I regularly use the Yahoo web interface for pre-checking email and managing the spam filtering but then download the email with POP3. Except today, I was receiving a server error from inbound.att.net. I had to pass through a few folks before I found someone with an answer. Login into webmail, hover over your name in the upper right corner and click the account info link, login into your account and select account security on the left menu. It was explained to me that going through these motions will reestablish the links needed for one to be able to retrieve email with POP3.
09-05-2018 6:28 AM
09-11-2018 12:08 PM
This problem seems to be an everyday occurrence now, as it has been happening daily for about a week now. Today, for example, it has not been working at all. It doesn't appear to be affecting webmail access, just access by an email client. In my case, I use Thunderbird. AT&T doesn't appear to be very interested in resolving the problem. How much loss of their client base will it take for them to address this problem in a serious manner? I suppose only time will tell, but I don't know how much more time I want to waste on them.
09-11-2018 12:49 PM
AT&T has (at least for the past 10 years) "pushed" web-mail and doesn't "provide support" for clients. Doesn't seem to have hurt them much. Most people who care about a good e-mail experience seem to avoid ISP-provided e-mail to begin with.